- Longer distance MTB events
are they gravel events?
Not nesecarily ruling them out, I have a gravel bike!
I’m just a bit wary that the ability level is not far and above my own, ie serious roadie types (nothing against roadies, other than how fast they are!)
Every event I’ve ever entered there appears to be a 3rd of the field who are seriously fast, then everyone else…I’m keen for a similar mix..
edit – the riever is in December..bit early for me..I’ve barely been on the bike all yearPosted 6 months agochoredMember
I’m a similar rider to your description and have soloed ten under once and GT7 a few times, both should be do-able from your description of your riding.
Other events I’ve entered:
Strathpuffer as a quad/pair
Selkirk MTB Marathon (although the date is usually close to the GT7)
If you’re based near the Central Belt, http://www.smbo.org.uk/ might be worth a look, 3 hour events, do as much as you can in the time. Ridden a few of these and have always had a good time.Posted 6 months ago
I’ve in the process of trying to get fit for next year, but need a goal
one of them will be to enter a few races. I’ve done a few team endurance events like ten under the ben and GT 7 which I’ve done ok in, and may give the later a go solo next year. Is there anything else in scotland thats similar, i’m thinking along the lines of these mtb marathon races i hear about, or perhaps even a stage race? Based in scotland, so ideally dont want to travel to other end of uk.
I’m not so keen on the idea of short distance xc events, prefer something more suited to my grinding style, rather than flat out speed (of which i have none). Likwise whilst I can get down most stuff, I’m not great at decending so aiming for more xc than enduro.
It goes without saying I’m pretty rubbish compared to the race whippets but not a complete snail (usually come just in top 3rd at ten under ben for example). Main thing is I’m looking to enjoy myself and have a fun day out on the bike.Posted 6 months ago
I’ve always wanted to give the puffer a go, but would want to do it as a pair the first time. Plus not sure i could persuad anyone to either ride or pit for me.
Got a good few suggestions there however, selkirk looks ace, as does tour of ben nevis if it goes ahead.
Also fitting in an alps trip, and plan to tackle alp d huez in under an hour…which has been a goal for some time.Posted 6 months agothenorthwindMember
If you’re willing to cross the border (just) High Fell Events have some really well run endurance old school XC type events. This year’s Breamish Behemoth is at the end of October which I think has a short route option if you want a taster. There’s a Kielder event over the winter (12/24hr I think), then the Clennell Colossus next year, May time I think.Posted 6 months ago
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